Core Mathematics, as part of Cowley’s Enrichment programme, is equivalent to an AS-level.
Core Mathematics starts at a lower level than A-level Mathematics and continues at a slower pace, allowing students who would otherwise not be able to keep up with the demands of A-level Mathematics to still enjoy a valued and worthwhile qualification. This two year course follows the GCSE approach with lots of number, algebra, shape, space and data handling.
Employers and universities have long stated that a greater number of students should follow Mathematics courses at Sixth Form.
Students need a grade 5 or 6 from the GCSE higher tier Mathematics examination to study this course.